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Allen Ginsberg’s words of wisdom


My advice to you is as follows:
one, learn meditation practice;
two, empower yourself with your own emotions –
don’t be afraid of grief, or heartthrob;
three, be willing to expose yourself and be a fool,
to not be intimidated in the presence of presidents
and rock stars, but come on as a gentle, living
flesh and blood human being.

Don’t treat people as icons.

If what you are doing is considered by all your friends
as too far out, think thrice –
so you don’t go outside the bounds of sanity –
check it out.

Get a good education in reading the Eastern and Western classics.
Avoid animal fat.
Be a slave to love.
Wear your heart on your sleeve.
Twenty rejections in a row are wiped out by one acceptance.

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6 thoughts on “Allen Ginsberg’s words of wisdom

  1. Kevin Croitz on said:

    He was a grand Bodhisattva kind of cat, love his poetry, Gary Synder’s poetry, and Jack Kerouac’s as well.

  2. Thank you for posting this. It saved my day.

  3. excited84pago on said:

    it gave meeh much time to go over this and it really does something interesting to meeh.

  4. So wonderful. Thank you.

  5. Ginsberg, gotta love him!

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